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Old 9th Oct 2021, 17:18
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Originally Posted by Sue Vêtements View Post
That's NOTHING. You should be glad there weren't any CYCLISTS around!!!!!
I'm with you there - bl**dy noisy lot !


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Old 9th Oct 2021, 19:14
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During the war my mum used to duck if she heard a sound like that over London!
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 21:05
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Your Dad coming back from the pub on his racing bike?
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 21:26
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Yeah, it was the baseball cards he put in the spokes...
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Old 9th Oct 2021, 21:58
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I had no idea three speed hubs were as complex as they are. Of course, they've gone on from there. Amazing.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 09:18
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You would have thought that he would balance the wheels.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 09:29
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Pouring raw, unburned, fuel into a hot exhaust for the sole purpose of making noise is, in my mind, a wonderful way of spending unwanted money. Nearly every modern sporty motor vehicle with a sense of self-respect has the "binoculars" button which, when pressed, will activate the "pour fuel down the tailpipe" feature.

I for one love it, but do realise I'm not old or sour enough to join the grumpy old sod brigade. I do appreciate memory fades, along with the ability to nurse a proper boner, as you get old, but would encourage our more senior members to think back to their own youth and all the silly stunts they pulled, which pee'd off the the older generation.

Staying young at heart is a choice you should make; nobody likes an old, grumpy sod.
I must have been born old then. When I built my Lotus Seven in the 1960's I felt it was rather too loud, so fitted a decent silencer. I thought it was much more impressive to whisk silently past other vehicles than make a lot of noise about it. Noise doesn't equal power, as the youth with the scooter that rattles the windows when going up our road will realise one day.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 10:17
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Originally Posted by Fourteenbore View Post
I must have been born old then. When I built my Lotus Seven in the 1960's I felt it was rather too loud, so fitted a decent silencer. I thought it was much more impressive to whisk silently past other vehicles than make a lot of noise about it. Noise doesn't equal power, as the youth with the scooter that rattles the windows when going up our road will realise one day.
Yes in my young days we reckoned that a quiet car was worth 5-10 m.p.h. in a 30-limit.
Our hero was Stirling Moss winning the 1961 TT in Rob Walker's Ferrari that was so quiet he could listen to Raymond Baxter's commentry on the radio as he did it.
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Old 10th Oct 2021, 10:29
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You would have thought that he would balance the wheels.
Quite so. If only he'd had the sense to take the valve off, it would have balanced perfectly.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 09:42
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Originally Posted by Effluent Man View Post
Has anyone else noticed the upsurge in really loud exhausts over the past year or so? Out walking this afternoon there was rarely a point where no motor cycle or car with a pop bang exhaust was not audible. Judging from the time that they can be heard I suspect the distance is up to a mile. These are obviously illegal as the exhausts are modified to make them louder. It would seem the easiest thing for a cop to just ticket them with a fixed penalty. Why do they not bother?
What cops?
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 10:02
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
I'm with you there - bl**dy noisy lot !

Good solid bit of British engineering those, both our Orange bikes have them fitted. Expensive, but useful for waking up dozing ramblers on bridleways as well as winding up friends with Shimano hubs
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 10:10
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nobody likes an old, grumpy sod.
Not true, I have many like minded friends my age.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 12:41
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Uplinker..............The problem with maps and airspace usage is that the ferkin Govt can change things. Where I live, when planes take off in a Westerly direction, if they are going to turn right once allowed to, they begin to turn right at Horton/Datchet. Then they can fly over that old castle place near Eton, owned by the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha clan.. Thence to Fulmer/Taplow. They aim to turn right just before the lake there.

As long as they stay like that, I am quite content.

But if HMG allow a 3rd runway, all that will change, and we will have to move, unless RR et al fit better silencers.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 20:09
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Originally Posted by Carry0nLuggage View Post
Good solid bit of British engineering those, both our Orange bikes have them fitted. Expensive, but useful for waking up dozing ramblers on bridleways as well as winding up friends with Shimano hubs
Are those things a wind up? Surely bikes have a bell.
What about deaf people?
I use the canals quite a lot and cyclists on the towpath seem to think they have right of way. Not if I am mooring my boat, they don't!
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 21:04
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
Are those things a wind up? Surely bikes have a bell.
What about deaf people?
I use the canals quite a lot and cyclists on the towpath seem to think they have right of way. Not if I am mooring my boat, they don't!
I’m not sure fitting bells to deaf people would be acceptable these days.
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Old 11th Oct 2021, 21:31
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
Are those things a wind up? Surely bikes have a bell.
What about deaf people?
I use the canals quite a lot and cyclists on the towpath seem to think they have right of way. Not if I am mooring my boat, they don't!
I enjoy cycling through rough terrain and dodgy bits of old England's gnarled surfaces. I have a very expensive mountain bike that I do this on.
Best "Bell" is a shout of "Incoming" as One ploughs down the slopes towards the Walkers/ Ramblers/ People in the wrong place at the wrong time;
Shouted loudly; never fails to turn heads and have the desired effect. e,g; Scatter.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 05:21
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In my little corner of the planet most pedestrians who use the local combined walking cycling trail have their ear buds firmly inserted, and are listening to music of their choice (or podcast - or something else I don't know about), and are quite oblivious to my approach - even when I sound the bell. I've noticed it on other trails in other places as well. One would like to carry a starting pistol for such occasions, but that would lead to further complications which I suppose are best avoided .
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 09:18
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We have the Lamborghini, McClaren, Aston Martin and Porsche dealers in Hatfield.,so we get the sound of perfect road going machinery along with the pop-pop, bang, bang performers driving on the drag-strip that is Comet Way, past the Police HQ. It begs the question - what is the pop-pop, bang, bang exhaust system supposed to be proclaiming? A real high performance car doesn't make those noises, they're silky smooth. Admittedly very loud (an F1 car going past makes your face sting) but smooth.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 09:31
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Bikes have to be sold with a bell and its always one of those cheap things that emits an almost inaudible "ting" (where are you Spike Milligan?) which I can hear but a lot of people probably don't, especially if there is traffic. I used to call "mind your backs please!" when approaching walkers on country lanes - prefer to keep my hands on the brakes. Canal tow paths are a bloody nightmare now, I've twice walked the Regents Canal in recent years and the path is a non stop stream of cyclists tinging away with few seeming to possess any patience.
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Old 12th Oct 2021, 10:18
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
We have the Lamborghini, McClaren, Aston Martin and Porsche dealers in Hatfield.,so we get the sound of perfect road going machinery along with the pop-pop, bang, bang performers driving on the drag-strip that is Comet Way, past the Police HQ. It begs the question - what is the pop-pop, bang, bang exhaust system supposed to be proclaiming? A real high performance car doesn't make those noises, they're silky smooth. Admittedly very loud (an F1 car going past makes your face sting) but smooth.
The origin of the “pop, pop, bang, bang” as you call it is in racing and perhaps more commonly in rallying. They have employed anti-lag systems for years. The basic premise is to keep the turbo spun up when off power to ensure instant throttle response.

On road cars, it’s basically a “look at me, I’m a d1ck” system.


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